Black Eyed Peas Open Youth Academy

February 9, 2009 By:
Black Eyed Peas Open Youth Academy

The Black Eyed Peas are giving back to the community by launching a youth academy aimed at giving underprivileged children in California the chance to get involved in film and music programs.

The group announced plans for their new gig at a concert last week through their Peapod Foundation. The initiative will help kids to interact with their community through music, dance, video, and art. says, "As a group, we've made a commitment to help give teens the artistic tools and opportunities to help them realize their fullest potential.

"Thanks to the incredible generosity of Adobe Youth Voices, we are able to expand our vision and give even more kids a chance to be productive, enterprising adults."

President of the Adobe Foundation Shantanu Narayen commented as well, saying, "Creativity and digital literacy are as fundamental to a quality education as every other skill taught in the classroom today. We're proud to be working with such talented and committed artists to nurture self-expression among young people in underserved communities. We hope this is just the beginning."

It’s awesome to see the Black Eyed Peas giving back to the children in their own community. Does this mean that kids are on the brain for Fergie and Josh? They need a peapod of their own!